July 17, 2021

#BookReview: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by @veschwab






Synopsis:  A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.
 

This title will be released on October 6, 2020. 

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Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Review:  
I was so excited to start this book. I instantly fell in love with Addie. In her desperation she broke the one rule her teacher had. Don't pray to the gods that answer in the dark. She's answered by an old god/the devil who agrees to a bargain, her soul for freedom. Over the course of 300 years Addie denies Luc her soul while living a life where no one remembers her. Until one day she meets Henry, a boy that remembers her. 

This was such a beautifully written story that I just couldn't put down. Parts of the book were a little slow for me and I felt like some of the mundane details of Addie's day to day life could have been shortened but overall I loved this story. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a story full of history. 










Review

Praise for The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue:
“For someone damned to be forgettable, Addie LaRue is a most delightfully unforgettable character, and her story is the most joyous evocation of unlikely immortality.”
― Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods and winner of multiple Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards

“Victoria Schwab sends you whirling through a dizzying kaleidoscopic adventure through centuries filled with love, loss, art and war ― all the while dazzling your senses with hundreds of tiny magical moments along the way. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue will enchant readers as deeply as its heroine’s Faustian bargain; you will find yourself in quick turns both aching with heartbreak, and gleefully crowing at the truly delicious, wicked cleverness in store.” 
― Naomi Novik, Nebula and Locus Award-winning author of Spinning Silver

Addie Larue is a book perfectly suspended between darkness and light, myth and reality. [This novel] is―ironically―unforgettable.” ― Hugo Award winner Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January

“The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is the kind of book you encounter only once in a lifetime. . . . A defiant, joyous rebellion against time, fate, and even death itself―and a powerful reminder that the only magic great enough to conquer all of it is love.”― Peng Shepherd, author of The Book of M

Praise for the Shades of Magic series:

“Addictive and immersive, this series is a must-read.” ―Entertainment Weekly, Grade A, on A Gathering of Shadows

“A gem of a tale.... This is a book to treasure.” ―Deborah Harkness on A Darker Shade of Magic

“Compulsively readable.... With so many worlds on the map, there's plenty left to discover.”―NPR on A Darker Shade of Magic

“Feels like a priceless object, brought from another, better world of fantasy books.” ―io9 on A Darker Shade of Magic

About the Author

VICTORIA “V.E.” SCHWAB is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including the acclaimed Shades of Magic series, Villains series, This Savage Song, and Our Dark Duet. Her work has received critical acclaim, been featured in the New York TimesEntertainment WeeklyWashington Post and more, translated into more than a dozen languages, and has been optioned for television and film. When she’s not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, she lives in Edinburgh, Scotland and is usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.









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